The Longest Shortest Time

EPISODE #57: Sixty-Five Women and a Baby

Three days after Whitney Baker gave birth to her son Jay, she and her husband Bret bundled him up in the car and drove him home. To a sorority.

The Bakers with the sorority girls on one of their regularly scheduled "formal dinner" nights

The Bakers with the sorority girls on one of their regularly scheduled “formal dinner” nights

Whitney’s not in the sorority; she just works there as the facility manager. In exchange, her family lives in the house rent-free. Which is a pretty sweet deal. But also comes with its own challenges. For starters, they live in a dorm room.

They do their dishes in the bathroom sink (and sometimes the tub)

They do their dishes in the bathroom sink (and sometimes the tub)

Their kitchen is a closet

Their kitchen is a closet

Living with 65 college girls as a new mom means 65 college girls watching your every move. But it also means 65 college girls celebrating every milestone with you. As evidenced here in this video of Jay’s first birthday. Watch how he slowly realizes they are all singing and cheering for *him*.

Listen to this story to find out what happens when family life and sorority life collide. And why Whitney and Bret credit the sorority with Jay’s existence in the first place.

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